Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:55 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Windows By all early reports, Windows 8 is going to be a good operating system. Microsoft's hegemony may be crumbling in a mobile computing onslaught, but its core empire remains undimmed. However, whereas Windows 7 had three versions, Windows 8 will apparently be ballooning to 9 versions.
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RE[2]: Dun' matter.
by mattymoo on Sun 4th Mar 2012 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Dun' matter."
mattymoo
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2011-12-29

How come nobody gets all angsty and accuses BMW of arbitrarily crippling the base models of their cars? It is a perfectly valid business decision to provide different levels of value-addition for a price premium.

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RE[3]: Dun' matter.
by zlynx on Tue 6th Mar 2012 20:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Dun' matter."
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

It is a little bit different because with a cheaper car it was originally built to a limited specification.

If BMW shipped a cheaper model car and called it a 6 cylinder engine, but it was really an 8 cylinder engine with two filled with concrete, I think people would be equally outraged.

If BMW shipped cheaper cars that were limited only by the engine computer, and you had to pay more in order to exceed 70 mph, people would also be angry.

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